Bukit Jalil LRT station

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 SP17 
Bukit Jalil
Light Rapid Transit station
The exterior of Bukit Jalil LRT Station.jpg
Main entrance to the station.
Other names武吉加里尔 (Chinese)
புக்கிட் ஜாலில் (Tamil)
LocationBukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates3°3′29″N 101°41′31″E / 3.05806°N 101.69194°E / 3.05806; 101.69194
Owned byPrasarana Malaysia (2002 to present); operated by Rapid Rail.
Line(s) 4  Sri Petaling Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeElevated
ParkingNot available
Other information
Station code SP17 
History
Opened11 July 1998
Services
Preceding station   Rapid KL   Following station
toward Sentul Timur
Sri Petaling Line
Route map
Location of Bukit Jalil LRT station

Bukit Jalil LRT station is an LRT station in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

It is operated under the Sri Petaling Line (formerly known as STAR LRT). This station is used by many sports fans due to its proximity to the National Sports Complex. This station opens at 6.00am and closes at 11.25pm daily, although during major events, its operating hours are extended.[1]

Location

Bukit Jalil LRT station is located after the Sungai Besi LRT station and before the former terminus of Sri Petaling Line, the Sri Petaling LRT station.

The roof of the station features colourful panels with sports symbolisms.

The station is situated right at the heart of the National Sports Complex, providing easy access to sports fans for the area. It is also the nearest station to Technology Park Malaysia, Malaysia's most advanced and comprehensive centre for research and development for knowledge-based industries.

History

The station was opened on July 11, 1998, as the phase 2 of the STAR LRT, a 15 km track with 11 stations that was built to serve the northern and southern areas of Kuala Lumpur. This station was built to cater for the Commonwealth Village and National Sports Complex in Bukit Jalil, during the KL Commonwealth Games in 1998. Previously, it was named as Sukan Negara LRT station, named after the sport complex (where "Sukan Negara" means "National Sports" in Malay).

Design and layout

L1
Side platform
Platform 1 Sri Petaling Line towards  AG1  SP1  Sentul Timur and  AG18  Ampang via  AG11  SP11  Chan Sow Lin (→)
Platform 2 Sri Petaling Line towards  SP31  Putra Heights (←)
Side platform
G Concourse and Street Level Faregates, ticketing machines, station control, exit to National Sports Complex.
The staircase and the roof, amongst many other parts of the station, are decorated with inspirational quotes.
A 'relay track' design towards the faregates.

Bukit Jalil LRT station is an elevated station similar to most stations on the Sri Petaling and Ampang Lines, albeit with some differences. The station has two levels that are linked by stairways and escalators. The platform level for the station, located on the topmost floor, consisted of two sheltered side platforms along a double tracked line. The platforms themselves are considerably larger than other stations along the line. The lower level consists of a shared concourse containing the faregates, ticketing machines, and station control. There is a large entrance that leads directly towards the sports complex.

The concourse area of the station features sports-related quotes and the curve of the relay track. One can also see names of sports on the pillars.

The station originally featured a similar design and ambience with other LRT stations, with roofs supported by latticed frames, and white plastered walls and pillars. It received a facelift in conjunction with the 2017 SEA Games and the renovation of the National Sports Complex as KL Sports City, being revamped with a sporting theme. The revamp features colourful and vibrant graphics, sports symbolisms, and inspirational quotes installed inside and outside the station, such as on the walls and staircases. The floor itself is painted to emulate a relay track, with the faregates acting as the end/beginning of the painted track.[2]

Incidents and accidents

On September 24, 2008, two LRT trains collided about 200m from this station. A carriage of one of the trains involved in the accident hit the rear of the other train. Six passengers were injured in this accident.[3]

Trivia

The Bukit Jalil LRT station was used as a filming location for the 1999 film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. In the film it was called Pudu station, which is actually another LRT station (though on the same line) in Kuala Lumpur.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ NST Online. (2017-08-10) Use public transport for SEA Games | New Straits Times Online. New Straits Times. Retrieved on 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ Adreena, Iylia. (2017-08-11) Bukit Jalil’s LRT Station Is Probably The Most Instagrammable Station In Malaysia | Lifestyle. Rojak Daily. Retrieved on 2017-08-29.
  3. ^ Four injured as two LRT trains collide. The Sun Daily (2008-09-25). Retrieved on 2017-08-29.
  4. ^ Manan, Daz. (2017-07-03) Bukit Jalil LRT station’s Hollywood connection | Life | Mobile | Malay Mail Online. Malay Mail. Retrieved on 2017-08-29.

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